Tag: Africa Writes 2017

Africa Writes Young Voices Showcase

  This year, we are proud to be share the fruits of our new Education Programme. Africa Writes: Young Voices has been developed over the last year through a series of dynamic creative writing workshops for schools, using African art,…

The Chibok Girls by Helon Habila

The Chibok Girls by Helon Habila Saturday 1 July 17:00 – 17:45 Habila investigates the ascent of Boko Haram in Nigeria, and uncovers the stories of survivors and bereaved in northern Nigeria. On 14th April 2014, 276 girls disappeared from…

Translation Roundtable

Translation Roundtable Sunday 2 July 13:00-15:15 With Victoria Adukwei Bulley, Richard Odour Oduku, Wanjeri Gakuru & Moses Kilolo of Jalada Africa (via Skype), Abdulai Silá & Jethro Soutar. Chaired by Dr Martin Orwin. We uncover the processes and politics of…

Africa Writes, Africa Reads: Literary and Cultural Festivals

Africa Writes, Africa Reads: Literary and Cultural Festivals Sunday 2 July 15:15 – 16:30     Many lament the decline in, or absence of, a culture of reading in Africa as elsewhere. Yet in recent years we have instead witnessed a wide…

Programme

Africa Writes is back! Friday 30 June – Sunday 2 July 2017 Brought to you by The Royal African Society DOWNLOAD THE PROGRAMME From Friday 30 June to Sunday 2 July we’ll be bringing together over 60 of the most…

Education, Race, History

Education, Race, History Sunday 2 July 11:30 – 12:45 With Panashe Chigumadzi, Toni Stuart, and Bwesigye Bwa Mwesigire (via Skype). Rhodes Must Fall and the student movement have brought issues of education, race and history in South Africa into the…

Archives for Writers: Krio Heritage and Culture

 This year, the RAS Education Programme is reaching out to adult communities as well as schools to develop creative writing in response to African culture and heritage. In line with one of this year’s Africa Writes  themes, Archives for Writers,…

Krio Culture and Heritage Sharing Session

Krio Culture and Heritage Sharing Session Saturday 1 July, 16: 00 – 17:30 Learning Room 2, British Library Learning Centre Earlier in the year we partnered with the Krios Dot Com and the British Library to host a Krio Heritage…

Dreams and Deceptions: A Night of Storytelling

Dreams and Deceptions: A Night of Storytelling Saturday 1 July 18:30-20:30 £12 / £10 / £8 for both shows From an enchanting Yoruba tale of the Orishas to the scandalous story of secrets and rivalry in contemporary Nigerian fiction, Africa…

Africa Writes: R.A.P Party

Africa Writes: R.A.P Party Friday 30 June 19:30 – 23:00 The British Library, 96 Euston Road, London, Nw1 2DB £12 A poetry night unlike any you’ve been to before. Africa Writes opens with a Rhythm and Poetry Party – a…